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Channel Chiefs: When, And When Not, To Move Storage To The Cloud

Joseph F. Kovar

NetApp Vice President of Global Channels Bill Lipsin

Bill Lipsin joined NetApp as vice president of global channels in May 2015 after leading several years of global channel management at Brocade and CA Technologies. One of CRN's 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, Lipsin has more than 30 years of industry experience with vendors, system integrators and solution providers.

At NetApp, Lipsin oversees the channel program of a company in flux as it responds to a storage industry that is facing a rapid move from legacy technology to potentially disruptive technologies such as all-flash storage and software-defined storage, as well as its own shift from its older 7-Mode operating system to its modern Ontap 9. The company over the past year has responded with a multiyear channel strategy that encompasses the changing customer needs for data management and the partners' evolving business models.

Lipsin holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

 
Joseph F. Kovar

Joseph F. Kovar is a senior editor and reporter for the storage and the non-tech-focused channel beats for CRN. He keeps readers abreast of the latest issues related to such areas as data life-cycle, business continuity and disaster recovery, and data centers, along with related services and software, while highlighting some of the key trends that impact the IT channel overall. He can be reached at jkovar@thechannelcompany.com.

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